The Avian and Exotics Unit is a part of the Clinical Veterinary Sciences Department at the School of Veterinary Medicine. This unit provides medical care for a variety of exotic and non-domestic animals including exotic birds, backyard poultry, reptiles (e.g snakes, lizards, turtles, tortoises), non-human primates, rabbits, rodents (e.g. guinea pigs, hamsters and squirrels) as well as other exotic animal species.

Our clinical services comprise:

  • Consultations  (exotic pets, rabbit & backyard poultry farmers)       
  • Advice on Exotic Pet Care and Nutrition
  • Dental procedures
  • Beak and nail trimming
  • Ultrasonography
  • Radiography
  • Laboratory Testing – parasitology, microbiology and so on
  • Surgical procedures
  • Reproductive Issues such as Egg binding
  • Other Procedures offered include:
    • Avian Sexing for most exotic bird species
    • Minor consultations on fish species as requested.

Our clinical service as well as in-house animals also provide our Veterinary students with much needed exposure to Avian and Exotic patients during their clinical rotations.

Consultations are by appointment only.

For more information contact us at:

645-3232 ext 4290 or Via email to: or  .   










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